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HAYES, Inc.. Low-level laser therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2016
Purpose of Technology: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a noninvasive therapy used to treat a variety of disorders affecting joints and nerves, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). LLLT for CTS involves applying a low-intensity infrared or visible red laser to the wrist either over the median nerve or at various acupuncture points. The goal of this therapy is to reduce or eliminate symptoms by reducing inflammation and improving nerve function.
Relevant Questions: Is LLLT effective in reducing pain and improving nerve function in patients with CTS? Is LLLT equivalent or superior to standard conservative management approaches for CTS? Is LLLT for CTS safe? Have definitive patient selection criteria been established for LLLT for CTS?
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Humans; Low-Level Light Therapy; Median Nerve
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Address for correspondence
HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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